Satish Menon who was to join as Publishing Director and Head of Business Group, India Today, on March 6 this year has eventually decided not to go ahead with the plan. Instead, he has decided to continue as President, Sales and Marketing, Sahara TV group.
Confirming this decision, Menon told exchange4media.com today that it was a purely personal decision.
Though there are no confirmations available, it is learnt that Ashish Bagga, who is Publishing Director, India Today Megabrand, is shouldering the additional responsibility of Publishing Director and Head of Business Group.
A Mumbai-based firm that was headhunting Menon for the India Today Group would now be searching for an alternative candidate.
Prior to joining Sahara TV, Menon was heading Zee News and was Head of Sales India. He has also had stints with Midday, The Times of India and Sunday Observer.